‘Organisation delivers support for Harlow Foodbank’


May 2014

Harlow Foodbank has received a boost with its emergency food deliveries thanks to support from Places for People.

The housing provider will initially sponsor the foodbanks van for two years enabling the charity to continue its work providing much needed essential food items to those families and individuals most in need, within the community.

The van is driven by volunteers three times a week -Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – collecting food from various drop-off points in the community and delivering it to donated warehouse space.  It was driven more than 6,500 miles last year and is a vital part of keeping the foodbank running, even being used in emergency cases to deliver food to the most vulnerable residents who are unable to leave their homes.

Last year, 3,759 adults and children in Harlow and the surrounding area received three days’ emergency food from the foodbank, a 67 percent rise on numbers helped in the previous year.

“The van has become an absolute lifeline for our day-to-day work.  We’re seeing growing numbers turning to Harlow Foodbank and this sponsorship will ensure that we can continue to get emergency food to those families in need.  Local businesses help to provide vital support to the foodbank, and we are very grateful to Places for People for their support.”

Gary Knott, Director of Community Services for Harlow Foodbank

“Harlow Foodbank provides an essential and valuable service to an increasing number of people and we are very happy to show our continued support. I hope that this sponsorship is the start of a lasting relationship.”

Mary Parsons, Group Director Placemaking and Regeneration at Places for People

As one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK, Places for People are committed to making a difference to people’s lives in the communities where they work.

Warehouse Food Status Update
October – December 2019

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse. Items marked in RED are at critical levels

Our urgent needs are…

  • Juice (long life)
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Tinned Tomatoes

It is important that the dates on all these items are as long as possible so, although it takes an extra second or two, it really helps us if you can check the dates.

If you need to find out where you can drop off your donations, please click the link below and scroll down the page for options.

Thank you for your support.

Updated: 04/09/2019